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Gardner Street Man Arrested During Vice Squad Investigation

For Immediate Release: 5/23/2017 3:46 pm

Worcester, MA (May 23, 2017) – On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, members of the WPD Vice Squad had in their possession a search warrant for 30 Gardner Street. The target of the warrant was Miguel Rivera, Jr., 35-years-old of the same address. The warrant was the result of a two month long investigation in which several control drug buys were made with Mr. Rivera.

Today, at approximately 9:30 AM, vice officers were conducting surveillance at the target address. At this time Mr. Rivera was observed exiting the Gardner Street apartment. Mr. Rivera entered a MV and rove away. Vice officers followed the vehicle and signaled the vehicle to stop in the area of Canterbury and Grand Streets. Mr. Rivera was removed from the vehicle and placed under arrest.

Vice officers took the apartment keys from Mr. Rivera and went to the target address. At approximately 9:45 AM, entry was made into the apartment. Mr. Rivera was transported to the address as the warrant was executed. Inside the apartment was a female occupant.

The search of the apartment produced 3 cell phones, a digital scale, and two plastic baggies containing cocaine.

Mr. Rivera was charged with 2 Counts of Distribution of Class A Substance (heroin), Distribution of a Class B Substance, and 3 counts of a Drug Violation within a 1,000 feet of a School.

Mr. Rivera will be arraigned at the Worcester County District Courthouse on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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